JELD-WEN

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JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
78 Reviews
2.6
78 Reviews
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JELD-WEN President & CEO Kirk Hachigian
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits but you will work OFTEN (in 7 reviews)

  • The people are great to work with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Got one raise in 6 years, no bonuses or commission in "Sales" regardless of managing a 15 (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    location management leaders fail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Kissimmee, FL

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No pros at this location.

    Cons

    GM, agm, are dinosaurs, pm inexperienced and manages by inducing fear and threating our jobs daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice for JELD-WEN, get a new GM with people skills, remove the AGM and replace the PM. New GM to create a positive working environment. where it is one rule for all employees, add some diversity in management, have no favorites and this will eliminate the hostile work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Cyclical, matching the building products industry.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Good benefits. Opportunities to contribute. Appears to be in a growth cycle.

    Cons

    Not the same company as it was 10 years ago. Not better or worse, just not the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the knitting.

  3.  

    Good place to work lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custom Department in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Custom Department in Yakima, WA

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overtime in busy season. Good benefits. Plenty of opportunity to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Long stressful hours in the summer lots of turn over so its hard to keep a solid crew to keep production up and make incentive but insentive is possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to get more long term employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    enjoyed going to work every day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Sulphur Springs, TX

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great hours people were fun to work with

    Cons

    poor pay pay raises few and far between

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay scale not in contention with surrounding companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    overall great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. Very knowledgeable and willing to help others

    Cons

    Service based in my area so work hours could be long and un-predictable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to strengthen relationships with employees. Acknowledge their efforts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work when the economic times are good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Comfortable, relaxed place to work; good work environment; fair pay for fair effort; good benefits; long-term benefits are first-rate

    Cons

    Owned and operated by one or two people, so subject to fits of whim and fancy by those individuals; Current economic condition has led to multiple layoffs, terminations, reduction in work hours and salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a stronger effort to retain valuable employees in these economic hard times; be more cautious in acquiring other companies; place a higher value on employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Lexington, NC
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Lexington, NC

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    It is a good company that takes pretty good care of their employees. The management at the plant level was good to work with and all worked pretty well together. When I was there everyone wanted to do a good job and everyone worked pretty well together to accomplish the overall goals of the plant.

    Cons

    Working in a factory gets a little monotonous. The extreme heat and cold temperatures make it uncomfortable in the winter and the summer months. Being a private company we were left out of the loop on a lot of information that we would have been notified of if the company was public and had to disclose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be More Open With Information About The Company.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good opportunity for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good job advancement opportunities for those that are willing to work hard without continuously complaining

    Cons

    Office management not being able to visualize the overwhelming work loads of some and spreading it out so employees are not burnt out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    View overall employee work loads by dealer, account sales per year, # of salesman per account, dealer proximity to JELD-WEN plant to determine work load of employees. Better tools to deal with customer questions, quicker changes to company quoting and internal system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Woodbridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Woodbridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and positive work environment

    Cons

    Limited to 2 personal days per year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate staff to continue develop oneself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Growing through acquisitions comes with growing pains.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Representative

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Develop business acumen, strengthen your public speaking, manage multi-million dollar markets, great peers, ability to manage your territory like your own business. Overall, good individual autonomy without micro management.

    Cons

    Certain markets lag a balance between professional and personal time. Redundant work projects due to lack of planning or per customer request. Cost of living in some markets are higher than others thus, base salary can be a bit short and no opportunity to earn a commission in some channels of business. Position is two-fold; in-store service (janitorial work) and some outside sales opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop printing/sign relationships closer to regions to minimize shipping costs and lag time to receive ordered items. Review Marketing staff as repetitive and costly mistakes continue to be made. They may be short staffed or need help working within unrealistic timelines. Vision for new products is great---keep that initiative. Develop commission structure to maintain a quality salesforce in all channels. Divest of in-store activities to part-time hiring firms.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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